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Principal's Leadership Academy



The Principals' Leadership Academy (PLA) consists of two main components: one for new principals and one for experienced principals. The academy supports continuing professional development for school leaders with the goal of increasing student achievement. WVCPD works under the leadership of the Principals' Leadership Academy Advisory Council to establish innovative methods to deliver services to new and experienced principals.

Click here to learn more about PLA for Experienced Principals and the Credit Hour Guidelines.

Click here to learn more about the Principals' Leadership Academy for New Principals.

Click here to learn more about programs for experienced principals.

Click here to learn more about the PLA Distinguished Scholar Award.

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Leaders of West Virginia Conference

This joint annual conference provides a venue for learning and collaboration among the state's school administrators. The 2016 event once again feaures author and educator Dr. Todd Whitaker, and former NASA Astronaut and NFL Wide Receiver Leleand Melvin. For registration and details, click here.

Fall 2016 Edition

Save the Date November 1, 2016,
Lakeview Conference Center, Morgantown

The Safe Schools Summit addresses issues of school climate and safety. The Summit is designed for school principals and provides a venue to discuss topics such as drug awareness, school threat assessment and decision making, bullying, suicide prevention, and appropriate uses of social media (among many others). To register click here.







Related Activities and Professional Development

 •  Digital Creativity and Collaboration to Enhance Student Projects
 •  Evaluation Protocol and Review (Charleston)
 •  Evaluation Leadership Institute (Charleston- SESSION FULL)
 •  Evaluation Leadership Institute (Charleston Marriott)

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